With all due respect to Bobby Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers, theirs isn’t the only graveyard smash in town.
Dancing With the Stars staged a monster mash of its own on Monday night, celebrating Halloween with a collection of scary — and often scary good — routines.
It was pro dancer Val Chmerkovskiy who may have gotten this week’s biggest fright, though, when he tested positive for COVID and was forced to sit out the Halloween installment. Instead, Alan Bersten — who was eliminated just last week alongside partner Jessie James Decker — emerged from the Season 31 graveyard to perform an Argentine tango with Gabby Windey.
Elsewhere in the episode, the annual-ish team dance competition returned. In one corner, we had Team Wicked — Gabby, Shangela, Vinny, Heidi, Jordin and their respective partners — who performed to “The Witches Are Back” from Hocus Pocus 2, while Team Scream — Trevor, Charli, Wayne, Daniel and their respective partners — danced to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Heads Will Roll.”
Forty more points were up for grabs from the judges after each team’s performance, and those team scores were added to each contestant’s cumulative point total for the evening. All told, Team Wicked earned 33 out of 40 points, while Team Scream dominated with 39 out of 40 points; with those bonuses factored in, Trevor Donovan and Charli D’Amelio ended the night tied at the top of the leaderboard.
As for which couple exited the competition on Monday night, keep scrolling for our complete recap of the Halloween episode’s performances and results.